As you all know by now, Gates of Vienna went down early Saturday morning and didn’t come back up until sometime after I went to bed last night.
The problem was some sort of issue with the WordPress database that acts as the engine for GoV. Henrik Ræder Clausen, who kindly takes care of the back end of this site in addition to all his other duties, was away for the weekend, and had access only to a phone. So he couldn’t tackle the problem until he came home.
We hope that the situation has been permanently fixed. If it recurs, and the blog disappears again for a period, you’ll know that this is the reason.
We had to restore from Wednesday night’s backup. I’ll be recreating the posts for Thursday and Friday from the original documents, and the news feeds from the database in the Auxiliary Brain (providing I have time). So watch for the missing posts to gradually reappear beneath this one, if all goes well.
Update: All the missing posts have been republished. However, the comments that came in on Thursday and Friday are gone for good; they can’t be recovered. I apologize for that.